Morrill Hall's 'Sunday Scientist' explores telescopes, night sky Sept. 22

Released on 09/09/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 2013

WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets

Lincoln, Neb., September 9th, 2013 —
Mosaic of the moon (photo credit: Taylor S. Chonis / Miller Observatory)
Mosaic of the moon (photo credit: Taylor S. Chonis / Miller Observatory)

            The next Sunday with a Scientist for kids and families at the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History will explore telescopes and the night sky. The event will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.

            The event will be led by Mark Dahmke of Hyde Observatory, along with several other amateur astronomers. For more information, visit http://www.museum.unl.edu.

            Sunday with a Scientist is a series of events that highlight the work of State Museum scientists and those from other UNL departments and institutions, while educating children and families on a variety of topics related to science and nature.

            The previously planned topic for September, Agate Fossil Beds, has been postponed. It will be scheduled at a later date.

            Upcoming Sunday with a Scientist topics: Oct. 20 -- Bats; Nov. 17 -- Solar energy; Dec. 15 -- Gene silencing in plants.

            The University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History in Morrill Hall is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Regular admission is $6 for adults (19 and over), $3 for children (5-18 years, 4 and under are free), and $13 for families (up to two adults and children). UNL staff, faculty, and students are admitted free with NU ID. Friends of the Museum are also free. There is an additional charge for planetarium shows. Parking is free in front of the museum. For further information, telephone the museum at 402-472-3779, visit its website or Mueller Planetarium's website, http://www.spacelaser.com, or contact Kathy French, education coordinator, at 402-472-6647 or by email.

Writer: Dana Ludvik